Advice and guidance for researchers, research staff, and local research networks on how to prepare and carry out studies in a care home.
Find out what it means to support research in a care home, and what the benefits are for you in participating in research studies.
Learn about the role residents, family members and friends can play in supporting high-quality research.
"By 2020 we would wish to see, more research being conducted in, and disseminated through, care homes, and a majority of care homes signed up to the NIHR ENRICH 'Research Ready Care Home Network'."
David Cameron, announced in 2015's Prime Minister's challenge on dementia 2020
I first dipped my toe into the world of research almost 10 years ago when conducting a randomised control trial investigating infection control in care homes. We were specifically looking at MRSA infection rates in care homes, when MRSA was an extremely hot topic in the media.